Charles Spurgeon - Hebrews 11:17
"By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith."-Hebrews 11:7.
HE APOSTLE COULD NOT AVOID mentioning Noah; for in him faith shone forth eminently. He has placed him in due order of time after Abel and Enoch; but he had also another reason for the arrangement. These three ancient believers are declared in Holy Writ to have pleased God. Of Abel, it is said that God testified of his gifts. Enoch, before his translation, had this testimony, that he pleased God: and Noah "found grace in the eyes of the Lord." Again, it was meet that Noah should follow close upon Enoch, as one of two who are described as having "walked with God." "Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him"; and we read in the sixth chapter of Genesis, verse eight, that Noah also "walked with God." These two spent their lives in such constant communion with the Most High that they could be fully described as walking with God. Oh, that we may, through almighty grace, be so pleasing unto the Lord that we may abide in fellowship with him!
Friend, The above text from a Charles Spurgeon sermon in the 1880's era speaks of three men who were considered by God to be worthy holy men.
This is something we all should aspire to. That God would call us worthy. At the end of our life we want our Lord to say, "Well done, good and faithful servant."
We want to have overcome our temptations and triumphed in spirtual victory over trials and tribulations of the flesh and spirit. We need to have grown from a baby Christian to a man or woman that God could say He walked with and talked with while we sojourned on this earth.
We should have let go of old, ways and thinking, and grown in grace before the Lord - someone worthy of God walking and talking with. He wants someone of like mind to Him, so He can have a meaningful conversation.
Is that you?
If not, set about with this new spiritual goal in mind. Decide that you want to be someone God can and will be able to communicate with freely and not have to babysit or cajole into faith and belief.
Be a believer strong and sure, and grow in spiritual matters, friend.